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Islanders @ Leafs - Mar. 9th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« on: March 09, 2016, 08:21:26 AM »
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  37-20-7, 81 points | 21-33-11, 53 points

Projected Lines

Nelson-Tavares-Strome
Bailey-Nielsen-Okposo
Prince-Kulemin-Lee
Martin-Cizikas-Clutterbuck

Leddy-Boychuk
Hickey-Hamonic
Strait-Pulock

Greiss

             
Soshnikov-Kadri-Komarov
Parenteau-Nylander-Hyman
Michalek-Holland-Grabner
Greening-Smith-Laich

Marincin-Rielly
Gardiner-Corrado
Loov-Carrick

Sparks

Scratches

Steve Bernier
Marek Zidlicky
Eric Boulton
Calvin de Haan
Jaroslav Halak

      
Brad Boyes
Byron Froese

Line-up Notes

NYI
•Thomas Greiss likely starts for the Islanders (18-6-0, 2.20 GAA, .930 Sv%)
•Yes, that's Nikolay Kulemin playing the centre position. He moved there prior to New York's last game
•The Islanders have won four in a row and seven of eight

TOR
•Sparks will get consecutive starts
•Marincin moves to the top pairing with the news that Matt Hunwick will be shut down for the season
•Pareanteau is expected to return to the line-up, Boyes is doubtful with a pinched nerve in his shoulder


Injuries

•Marek Zidlicky - Upper Body - Questionable Wednesday
•Jaroslav Halak - Lower Body - Questionable Wednesday
•Calvin de Haan - Lower Body - Out indefinitely
•Mikhail Grabovski - Upper Body - Injured Reserve
•Adam Pelech - Upper Body - Injured Reserve
      
•Stephane Robidas - Old - Out indefinitely
•James van Riemsdyk - Foot - Out for season
•Joffrey Lupul - Lower Body - Out for season
•Matt Hunwick - Groin - Out for season
•Tyler Bozak - Concussion - Injured Reserve
•Byron Froese - Hand - Out indefinitely
•Brad Boyes - Shoulder - Questionable Wednesday

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Re: Islanders @ Leafs - Mar. 9th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 08:57:56 AM »
•Pareanteau is expected to return to the line-up, Boyes is doubtful with a pinched nerve in his shoulder

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That would explain how he logically shelved Robidas et al.
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Re: Islanders @ Leafs - Mar. 9th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2016, 11:48:49 AM »

Loov was hurt at practice yesterday, tried to go today but left mid-way. Brennan gets the call-up. Brennan has 55 points in 59 games this season, good for 3rd overall in the AHL. He has 13 more points than the next highest scoring defenceman.

A big portion of the twitter-verse likes to moan about Brennan never getting a legit chance in the NHL despite his amazing AHL numbers. When he was up for that handful of games last season though he may have been the slowest skater I've ever seen in the league since Jason Allison. Which is a shame really because even with flaws in his defensive game if he could skate he'd clearly be a legitimate offensive threat in the NHL.

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Re: Islanders @ Leafs - Mar. 9th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2016, 11:51:11 AM »
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Re: Islanders @ Leafs - Mar. 9th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 11:54:12 AM »
Sorry for Loov, I really wanted to get a look at the kid
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Re: Islanders @ Leafs - Mar. 9th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2016, 12:21:21 PM »

Loov was hurt at practice yesterday, tried to go today but left mid-way. Brennan gets the call-up. Brennan has 55 points in 59 games this season, good for 3rd overall in the AHL. He has 13 more points than the next highest scoring defenceman.

A big portion of the twitter-verse likes to moan about Brennan never getting a legit chance in the NHL despite his amazing AHL numbers. When he was up for that handful of games last season though he may have been the slowest skater I've ever seen in the league since Jason Allison. Which is a shame really because even with flaws in his defensive game if he could skate he'd clearly be a legitimate offensive threat in the NHL.

Lool.

Brennan is definitely not good mobility-wise, and he's not particularly hard on puck carriers when he does catch up to them. But that shot, man.

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Re: Islanders @ Leafs - Mar. 9th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2016, 12:24:51 PM »

Loov was hurt at practice yesterday, tried to go today but left mid-way. Brennan gets the call-up. Brennan has 55 points in 59 games this season, good for 3rd overall in the AHL. He has 13 more points than the next highest scoring defenceman.

A big portion of the twitter-verse likes to moan about Brennan never getting a legit chance in the NHL despite his amazing AHL numbers. When he was up for that handful of games last season though he may have been the slowest skater I've ever seen in the league since Jason Allison. Which is a shame really because even with flaws in his defensive game if he could skate he'd clearly be a legitimate offensive threat in the NHL.

Great observation. Dave Poulin was just on TSN and commented that Brennan's issue is his defensive game, bad decisions away from the puck that end up costing the team. He was largely complementary overall, but mentioned this as an issue.

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Re: Islanders @ Leafs - Mar. 9th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2016, 12:35:42 PM »
I remember when he was up last season it looked like he had never played defense before.  He was all over the map.

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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2016, 12:39:32 PM »
I remember when he was up last season it looked like he had never played defense before.  He was all over the map.

Stupid question but because he can't handle NHL forwards, could he be converted to forward due to his shot?
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Re: Islanders @ Leafs - Mar. 9th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2016, 12:43:22 PM »
I remember when he was up last season it looked like he had never played defense before.  He was all over the map.

Stupid question but because he can't handle NHL forwards, could he be converted to forward due to his shot?

Generally suggestions like that are the dumbest thing you can say about a player.

But yeah with Brennan I'm actually a little shocked it hasn't been attempted.

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Re: Islanders @ Leafs - Mar. 9th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2016, 12:46:18 PM »
Stupid question but because he can't handle NHL forwards, could he be converted to forward due to his shot?

His skating woudl still be a significant issue, and, if he can't handle NHL forwards, my guess is wouldn't be able to handle dealing with NHL defencemen that well, either.
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Re: Islanders @ Leafs - Mar. 9th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2016, 01:21:55 PM »
Nice he can still do what he loves and makes pretty good money as well in the AHL
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Re: Islanders @ Leafs - Mar. 9th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2016, 03:05:06 PM »
I remember when he was up last season it looked like he had never played defense before.  He was all over the map.

Stupid question but because he can't handle NHL forwards, could he be converted to forward due to his shot?

Generally suggestions like that are the dumbest thing you can say about a player.

But yeah with Brennan I'm actually a little shocked it hasn't been attempted.

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Re: Islanders @ Leafs - Mar. 9th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2016, 03:25:34 PM »
I remember when he was up last season it looked like he had never played defense before.  He was all over the map.

Stupid question but because he can't handle NHL forwards, could he be converted to forward due to his shot?

Generally suggestions like that are the dumbest thing you can say about a player.

But yeah with Brennan I'm actually a little shocked it hasn't been attempted.

He did play a game at forward for the Marlies this year!

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Re: Islanders @ Leafs - Mar. 9th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2016, 03:44:34 PM »
Brooks Laich fitting into his role as kinda-player-coach nicely: